|Singer 591D300A industrial plain sewer (1980s) with |
auto controller, backtack and cut-off
I've have finally found a lovely sewing machine after a long extensive search!
It is an industrial Singer 591, used but in excellent condition. It came with auto cut off and is fitted with an automatic sewing controller - although for upholstery the controller won't be needed other than for auto back-tacking. The previous owner obviously looked after it, and it comes with lots of feet/accessories.
It is suitable for up to medium heavy fabrics so should be perfect for most upholstery tasks I need to do.
The bummer is that this particular model has an oil sump which was empty when I got it. So before I could try it out I needed to buy a large supply of machine oil to fill up the tray. I'm itching to do a test run on this thick teal coloured canvas which I'm using to cover a set of modular retro chairs.
Anyhoo, including the industrial machine above I currently own the following machines:
|Mercury 307 walking foot (2011) with long arm and zig-zag. |
This is similar to the Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 and can sew whatever
you can shove under the foot.
|Close-up: Mercury 307 walking foot|
|Pinnock Trendsetter Royal straight sewer with zig zag (1960s).|
This originally came with cams (fashion discs) and can also do
button holes. This machine is lovely to use.
|Closeup: Pinnock Trendsetter Royale|
Overlocker: Elna Contessa MO-103 (mid 1980's). This is a great little
machine that is light to move and compact to store. Oh, and quiet!